Why is recycling important?
Waste is a problem.
Too much waste is simply sent to landfill or incinerated, while the best solution to limit our footprint on the environment is to recycle and compost the maximum amount of waste.
The EU has set clear targets to promote recycling: By 2015
-paper, glass, textiles, plastic and metals will be prohibited in landfills.
-Setting of selective collection systems for these categories.
1. Analyze the needs
What types of waste do you want to recycle?
- The paper
- The box
- General waste
- Plastic bottles
- Bricks of milk and fruit juice (Tetra Pack)
Identification of the companies that recover the waste to be recycled.
2. Set goals
Measure the volume of each type of waste.
Negotiate with companies that recover waste to recycle.
Define if recycling will be the focus of a profit center.
Follow the evolution of the volumes.
Follow the evolution of the types of waste.
Compare these results to the main objectives of the company.
3. Choose products and set up recycling
Choose suitable recycling products.
Identify recycling areas and install appropriate signage.
Engage a cleaning services company and define the frequency of its intervention.
For on-site recycling to be successful, you need:
-Communicate clearly on the recycling program.
-Place posters and stickers at the various recycling points.
-Inform the public, at the site level, with an effective display system.
-Train the people in charge of the cleaning to ensure that they respect the recycling program.
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